When she’s not rapping alongside Kendrick Lamar, you’ll find the 31-year-old with her two Pitbulls, practicing her dance moves, or preparing lines for one of her numerous film projects.
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers not only brought attention back to K-Dot, but it also brought attention to another California native, Taylour Paige, who collaborated with the Compton rapper on the album’s eighth track, “We Cry Together.”
While the 31-year-old is no stranger to fame (she’s best known for her roles in the VH1 series Hit the Floor and films like Jean of the Joneses, White Boy Rick, and Boogie), this was her first time being featured on a rap song, and she absolutely nailed it. In fact, some listeners thought they heard Rico Nasty on the track.
Paige hasn’t confirmed if she’ll be releasing any more music in the near future (though it would be welcomed), but we do know she’s working on a number of film projects, including The Toxic Avenger and The Trainer, and she just teased a music video for her and Kung-Fu Kenny’s collaboration.
When she’s not on set, the Inglewood native keeps her Instagram profile updated with meaningful musings, poignant birthday tributes to her pals, vintage photos and videos, work celebrations, and images of the world through her own eyes.
As you get to know Taylour Paige, take a look at some of her most popular posts.
From a young age, the Grey’s Anatomy actress trained as a dancer, eventually becoming a student of famed choreographer Debbie Allen. She graduated from St. Bernard Catholic High School in 2008 and became a Los Angeles Lakers Girl in 2010, before attending Loyola Marymount University for postsecondary education.
Back in 2020, Paige starred in Zola, a drama/crime film about “a Detroit waitress [who’s] seduced into a weekend of stripping in Florida for some quick cash – but the trip becomes a sleepless 48-hour odyssey involving a nefarious friend, her pimp, and her idiot boyfriend”; her fancy footwork clearly came in handy for the role.
The multi-performance hyphenate’s was so brilliant that she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead — an emotional event for her.